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Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk, Fourth Edition by Brent Welch, Ken Jones

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Chapter 22. Tclkit and Starkits

Tclkit is a version of the Tcl/Tk interpreter that is designed to make packaging and deployment of Tcl applications easy. Tclkit includes Tcl/Tk, [incr Tcl], the Metakit database, and TclVFS. A Starkit is a special file that contains all the scripts and supporting files you need for your Tcl application. This chapter describes how to package and deploy your application as a Starkit.

Tclkit was created by Jean-Claude Wippler as a way to make deploying Tcl applications easier. Tclkit is an extended Tcl interpreter that includes the Metakit database, the [incr Tcl] object-oriented system, and a Virtual File System (VFS). The database is cleverly stored as part of the Tclkit application itself, and the VFS interface ...

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